Editorial: Middle East Water Commission

The Middle East Water Commission was established after the success of the Middle East Water Forum in Cairo, Egypt, in February 1993, convened by the Committee on International Waters of the International Water Resources Association and the United Nations University. The Forum was supported by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation of Japan and the United Nations Environment Programme.

The Commission, as established, had three important objectives:

(1) To examine fully the key issues related to water for peace in the Middle East; (2) to identify and analyse possible scenarios in terms of their potential, techniĀ­cal, political, economic, social and environmental implications; and (3) to make a special attempt to familiarize the Middle Eastern countries’ main bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, who might provide substantial investment funds to plan and implement water development projects in the region, and the mass and technical media, with the contents of the Report.

By Asit K. Biswas and Aaron T. Wolf, 1994. Article published in International Journal of Water Resoruces Development, Volume 10, Number 1, pages 5-7. DOI: 10.1080/07900629408722605

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